Lebbeus B Woods


BirthMay 7, 1842
DeathAug. 24, 1932
CemeteryBlue Valley (Surprise)
PostLincoln (David City)
Unit148th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K

Private Lebbeus B Woods

Company K, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry

Woods was born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania on May 7, 1842. He was residing in Curlisville (Clarion County), Pennsylvania when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on September 6, 1862. Woods served about 2 years and 10 months. He was discharged on June 21, 1865 at Annapolis, Maryland.

The 148th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized and mustered at Harrisburg on September 8, 1862. During Wood’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Chancellorsville (VA) (May 1-5, 1863). Regimental losses were 34 killed, 94 wounded, and 4 were taken prisoner.

Battle of Gettysburg (PA) (July 1-3, 1863). Regimental losses were 15 killed, 77 were wounded, and 4 were taken prisoner.

Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 5-7, 1864).

Battle of Spottsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864). Regimental losses were 37 killed, 165 were wounded, and 25 were taken prisoner. Woods was wounded and taken prisoner on May 12, 1864. Information regarding the nature of his wound and his imprisonment was not available.

Woods died on August 24, 1932 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Blue Valley Cemetery in Surprise (Butler County), Nebraska. Woods was a member of the following Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic Posts:

Lincoln Post (#10) in David City, Nebraska.

Farnsworth Post (#73) in Ulysses, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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